Category Archives: Colorado Beatles Tribute
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, just capped off an amazing summer of music last weekend at The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s Mountain Rails Concert Series. Two perfect days for outdoor music, in a beautiful and remote setting, made for a great turnout both days. Saturday’s show was even sold out, and we can’t thank everyone enough for making the trip to La Veta Pass for this unique concert venue. We even entertained the first class and diamond class cars with some acoustic Beatles music on the way home on Saturday. More photos and some recordings from Sunday’s show are at the bottom of the blog.
Thanks to Phil Jack for these two photos
Since Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve played 19 shows around Colorado, which is nearly 60 hours of music! For the third straight year, we started our summer at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s “Music on the Mountain” series.
June brought us back for a second time to Paonia’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts, as well as the first annual “Beatles and Brewskis” event hosted by Acme Liquor in our hometown of Crested Butte.
July started the busy season with our fourth appearance at Salida’s “Thursdays @ Six” series, our second show at Samana Lounge in Vail, our second straight headlining show at Aspen’s Fourth of July festivities, a long-awaited return to Durango for “Concerts in the Park,” our fourth show at Nissi’s in Lafayette, our first show at the amazing new venue in Colorado Springs, The Gold Room, a private show in Denver for our successful Kickstarter campaign, and our second performance at The Inn as Aspen.
August was equally busy as we played our second year at Redstone’s “Magical Moments” concert series, our second headlining spot at Crested Butte’s Festival of the Arts, our second show at KAFM’s Radio Room in Grand Junction, a private dentist convention at Telluride Conference Center, a headlining performance for The Gunnison Car Show, two unforgettable concerts at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s “Mountain Rails” summer concert series at La Veta Pass, and closing out August’s schedule was a Tour de Forks performance at a private home in Skyland as a fundraiser for the Crested Butte Center for the Arts.
One After 909
Strawberry Fields Forever
Mother Nature’s Son
A Hard Day’s Night
A Day in the Life
Got To Get You Into My Life
All Together Now
What Goes On
Old Brown Shoe
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, headlined it’s second consecutive Fourth of July celebration in Wagner Park this past weekend. We can’t thank The Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Alchemy Concert Systems, and the thousands of Beatles fans enough for another amazing night of music in downtown Aspen. It was the final show of an unforgettable three-night run of Beatles music that started in Salida for Thursdays @ Six at Riverside Amphitheater on July 2nd, followed by a rare club gig at Samana Lounge in Vail Village on July 3rd. All three nights brought a different enthusiastic crowd, and we we’re so grateful for how much fun everyone has at Doctor Robert shows.
Here are some recordings from Aspen:
I Saw Her Standing There
Twist and Shout
Back in the USSR
Don’t Let Me Down
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Here Comes The Sun
A Hard Day’s Night
Ob La Di Ob La Da
One After 909
Last weekend Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute, played two new venues, The Inn at Aspen and Samana Lounge in Vail. After our “First Fridays” show at Black Nugget in Carbondale, we had an earlier performance for apres ski at The Inn at Aspen. This was our first show in Aspen since The Fourth of July last summer, and it seems we weren’t forgotten! Thanks to the many “regulars” that came out, as well as any first-timers, we can’t believe how much fun it is to play in Aspen! We’re working on booking at least one more show before ski season ends, keep an eye on http://www.DoctorRobertTribute.com/shows for updates to our schedule.
On Sunday, we made our way to The Samana Lounge in Vail. The World Cup was in town, so the Sunday show was full of music fans from around the world. Thanks to everyone that made for a great first show at Samana! We met people from 21 to 81 years young, from places like Argentina and the Ukraine. It just kept getting more crowded and more enthusiastic as the night went on, with the peak of the evening coming during the “Hey Jude” encore. What a great “community” experience, watching people that have never met each other joined arm-in-arm, singing their hearts out to the greatest rock and roll music ever written.
Doctor Robert, The Colorado Beatles Tribute band, played two very memorable shows to close out an unbelievable July. We performed our third year at Salida’s “Thursdays @ 6” series at Riverside Amphitheater on Thursday, July 24th. Though it was a rainy evening, we still managed to play a full show to a group of die-hard Beatles fans. Thanks to everyone for sticking it out with us, and for your patience while we scrambled to stay dry.
The next night brought us back to one of our favorite small taverns, The Black Nugget in Carbondale. This was our third time playing the Black Nugget as a full band, and it only gets better every time. This may have been the longest show we’ve played, with two marathon sets including over 60 songs played! We even covered Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” during our version of “Helter Skelter.” Here are a handful of recordings from the show:
Helter Skelter –> Breathe –> Helter Skelter
Strawberry Fields Forever
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, CO, just finished three of the finest shows we’ve played in four years as a band. July 2nd brought us to Lions Park in Basalt for their weekly “Music after 5:00” series. Thanks to the enthusiastic crowd that made it out on a perfect evening for outdoor music.
July 3rd brought us to Winter Park for our first time. We got to play the biggest stage to date, with huge sound and around 1000 people enjoying the “High Note Thursdays” weekly series.
After three years playing Crested Butte’s Fourth of July festivities, we were invited to play Aspen celebration in 2014. Rumor has it there were 5000 people in Wagner Park for the fireworks display, and we were lucky enough to entertain everyone before and after the fireworks. Thanks to the wide variety of age groups that brought out their best singing voices, dancing shoes, and love for Beatles music. This may have been our finest show yet, and we can’t wait for another show like this one.
We recorded the 7/2/14 show in Basalt, here are some songs from the second set:
Let it Be
A Day in the Life
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Summer has officially begun… Doctor Robert performed at the kickoff party for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s “Music on the Mountain” series for the second straight year, which means the Colorado outdoor summer music season has started. Thanks to everyone that braved the rain and wind to enjoy some Beatles music with Doctor Robert. This year 1,079 cans were dontated, quite a bit more than the 866 cans from last year’s kickoff party.
Our second night of music brought us to Dickens Opera House in Longmont for our first show at this amazing venue. The stage, sound, staff, and energy in the room are unparalleled, and we can’t wait to return to Dickens this fall/winter. Check out some recordings from the night here:
Come Together –> Revolution:
Ob La Di Ob La Da
Back in the USSR:
Doctor Robert can’t thank the good people of Del Norte and Wildwood Sounds enough for the amazing experience this past Saturday. We played 55 songs, over 200 minutes of music, and had the best time playing for an enthusiastic crowd. This was our fourth time playing Wildwood, and the place was standing-room only. We’re honored that so many of these fans have seen us every time we’ve been in Del Norte. Thanks to Stephen and Konnie for all the love we feel when we visit Wildwood Sounds.
Doctor Robert would like to thank Rob, Michelle, and Josh at Green Garage Productions in Montrose, CO for a great night of music at Turn of the Century. The sound and lighting were top-notch, the crew did a great job promoting, and everyone that came out to the show had a fantastic time.
Doctor Robert made it’s way to Colorado’s front range for three different and fun shows. We started the trip with an intimate show at Swallow Hill Music in the Swallow Hill Cafe (http://swallowhillmusic.org/). Blizzard conditions and the first really cold weather of the winter didn’t stop Beatles fans from coming out to the show, thanks to everyone who braved the elements. We weren’t able to recorder this show, but here’s a breakdown of the music:
Set I: Girl, All Together Now, Norwegian Wood, I’ve Just Seen a Face, I Feel Fine, Drive My Car, Hello Goodbye, Please Please Me, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Something, Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence, Glass Onion –> Ob La Di Ob La Da, Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, Ballad of John and Yoko, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Set II: Two of Us, Here Comes the Sun, What Goes On, Ticket to Ride, It Won’t Be Long, I Should Have Known Better, Hard Day’s Night –> All My Loving, Get Back, A Day in the Life
Notes: Set I: 18 songs/60 minutes, Set II: 10 songs/40 minutes.
Sound Check: I’ve Just Seen a Face, Lady Madonna
The next night we made our way to Lafeyette to play Nissi’s Bistro (www.Nissis.com), an amazing “Supper Club” type venue with great food, great sound, and a very enthusiastic crowd. The night was sold out, billed as a “Flashback to the 60’s” with Doctor Robert starting the show with 90 minutes of Beatles music, followed by Doors Tribute, The Strange Parade. If you get the chance to see The Strange Parade, take advantage of the opportunity. They are spot-on with the sound and put on a great show. Again, there was no recording from this show, but here’s what was played:
You Can’t Do That, Drive My Car, Lady Madonna, Hello Goodbye, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, The Night Before, Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence, It Won’t Be Long, Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Ballad of John and Yoko, While My Guitar Gently Weeps –> Ob La Di Ob La Da, A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together, Hey Bulldog, Revolution, Get Back, One After 909, A Day in the Life, With a Little Help From My Friends, When I’m 64
Notes: 24 songs/90 minutes
Sound Check: Girl, I Want to Tell You, Paperback Writer
Opening band for The Strange Parade (Doors tribute)
The third and final night of our mini-tour brought us back to Quixote’s True Blue (www.Quixotes.com) for another unforgettable show at this classic Denver music venue. With posters of Jerry Garcia covering just about every square inch of the venue, how could a band not feel inspired to stretch out the music, giving some songs a little space to breathe. Last time we played Quixote’s, we were met by a wise man named Rex. This kind man came into our lives to point us in the direction of the jam. We weren’t quite prepared the first time around, but this time we were ready to impress Rex. Would he be there this time? No. We decided that his work was already finished with Doctor Robert, and that he was off at another venue, pointing another band toward the light. As it turned out, we did find some really fun musical spaces and stretched out the transitions like the best of the jambands. Here are some highlights from this unique show:
Strawberry Fields Forever –> I Am The Walrus
Birthday –> Back in the USSR
A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together –> Helter Skelter –> Get Back
Rain –> Paperback Writer
Jazz intro –> One After 909
You Never Give Me Your Money (First time played)
Oh! Darling (first time played)
Happiness is a Warm Gun
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Baby You’re a Rich Man
A Day in the Life
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
I’m Only Sleeping
Wild Honey Pie
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
All Together Now
And here’s the entire set list:
Set I: If I Needed Someone, Glass Onion (extended outro), Ballad of John and Yoko, Ticket to Ride, Taxman, One After 909 (extended solo), And Your Bird Can Sing, Strawberry Fields Forever (Scarlet Begonias tease) –> I Am The Walrus (extended outro), Oh! Darling*, Two of Us, All Together Now, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Set II: Wild Honey Pie**, I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party**, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road**, Michelle***, Day Tripper, It Won’t Be Long, Money, You Never Give Me Your Money*, Birthday (extended outro) –> Back in the USSR, Please Please Me, Baby You’re a Rich Man (Blue Sky tease), I’m Only Sleeping, I’ve Just Seen a Face, In My Life, Here Comes the Sun, Rain –> Paperback Writer, Love Me Do, Act Naturally, Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Rocky Raccoon, A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together –> Helter Skelter (Se A Cabo tease) –> Get Back, Think For Yourself –> The Word, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Happiness is a Warm Gun
Encore: A Day in the Life
Notes: Set I: 13 songs/60 minutes, Set II: 32 songs/150 minutes, Encore: 1 song/5 minutes.
*First Time Played
**Kevin on Acoustic Guitar, Karen on Bass
***Kevin on Acoustic Guitar, Casey on Bass, Karen on Mandolin
Sound Check: Girl, I Want to Tell You
Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute played three shows over the last two weekends of October, starting on October 17th at KAFM Grand Junction’s Radio Room. Thanks to KAFM for having The Doctor kick off their week of fundraising with a Beatles show, and thanks to all the enthusiastic fans that came out for the show. This was our first public performance in Grand Junction. We were scheduled to play two 45-minute sets, and ended up playing about double that amount, as requests kept coming in and no one was leaving the Radio Room. We look forward to returning to Grand Junction and KAFM Radio Room sometime in 2014.
The next night we played a local show in Gunnison for the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and People’s Choice Awards. About 1700 people voted for 55 different “Best of…” awards, and Doctor Robert was voted “Best local band” in 2013. Thanks to everyone that voted for us, we know there are a lot of Doctor Robert fans in Gunnison and really appreciate the honor. Here’s the official photo after we accepted the award:
The following weekend we played at The Eagles Club of Glenwood Springs. The Eagles have an amazing venue with great sound, and the staff and members are as nice as can be. Thanks to all the fans that came out to enjoy a night with Doctor Robert, we enjoyed playing and are always happy to see some regular fans in attendance.
Our next shows are in the front range the weekend just before Thanksgiving. On 11/21, we’ll be playing our first show at Swallow Hill Music at 7:30 in the Swallow Hill Cafe. Check https://swallowhillmusic.org/concerts/buyTickets.cfm?id=1490 for more information about this intimate show in Denver.
11/22 brings us to Nissi’s Bistro for our first performance at this amazing venue in Lafeyette. We open for Doors Tribute Band, The Strange Parade, and our 90-minute set starts at 7:30. Check out http://www.nissis.com for information.
11/23 we return to the classic jamband venue, Quixote’s True Blue. This show will be a full two-set show, with some extra jams making their way into the show. Can’t play Quixote’s without taking a few songs deep into unknown spaces.
Check out http://www.DoctorRobertTribute.com for information our November shows as well as our exciting December holiday shows at The Black Nugget in Carbondale, Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, and Agave in Avon. Hope to see you sometime before 2014.